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a second day of dramatic bombing in the syrian capital. damascus. on the syrian. general assembly in new york with more regime change calls from the west intervention by arab states but still at the end of the day no resolution. greece's general strike gets off to a fiery start with molotov cocktails flying at. a million people walk out of work
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no to austerity. for another round of cuts we ask the people on the streets for their perspective on what exactly went wrong last night. thanks so much for joining us here on our to today. live from the russian capital and a gun battle reportedly erupted inside the army headquarters in syria's capital damascus after the complex was rocked by two massive explosions the attacks were carried out by the rebel free syrian army and came just a day after another all opposition group blew up a military academy in the city in the region with the latest. two massive explosions rocked the syrian capital of damascus early on wednesday morning they
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happen to near the mark headquarters of the army and the air force they were just minutes apart they also happen not far from one of the main squares of the capital city now they shot at the glass of windows of nearby buildings with some people reporting hearing those explosions several kilometers away in fact some eyewitnesses have gone as far as to say it was the largest explosion in damascus since fighting broke out there several months ago this part of the city is covered now with huge plumes of smoke the ambulances rushed to the scene the police have cordoned off the area to prevent traffic and people from getting closer we were also receiving reports that the ministry of defense is on fire now the syrian information minister has said that the explosions were caused by two roadside bombs one of which he says may have been planted inside the grounds of the army command headquarters he did deny initial reports that there were casualties saying that no civilians or army personnel had been hurt in these explosions and this does seem
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plausible because it happened at around seven o'clock in the morning local time the explosions also occurred not far from the headquarters of the syrian state television they are calling them terrorist attacks and they come just one day after rebels blew up a school building in damascus which they say was being used for military training so certainly the situation in the syrian capital extremely tense with a string of attacks now coming almost daily is our policy reporting right there will meantime iran's press t.v. channel it's worth it is correspondent maya nasser has been shot dead by a sniper while reporting on a about today's twin blasts in damascus. a boy has spent some time in syria covering the conflict she knew my a personal way. i met my on one of my trips to damascus i was the one who actually reached out to him i wrote to him on twitter saying that we should form
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a collage of the wrong side of his to reporters that of syria reference to one of the white house official commas that iran the russia china was on the wrong side of history when it comes to syria now he responded in a very humorous manner is a. very well known reporter in damascus he was receiving a lot of for his reporting both by phone and on his twitter account anyone could see it i relied on his knowledge sometimes on his contacts extensively as did a lot of reporters in that region both. western reporters on one hand you see people dying in great numbers every day and that instils there's a certain sounds of humility you understand that your whole life is worth nothing and that was the thing about my as well because he was reporting for an iranian station but he was a syrian and he obviously. to a great care about his own country and he was concerned about what was happening
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there and he wanted to bring what he saw as the truth to the rest of the world because he always tried to go and talk to various factions within the syrian society because it was his country. right that want to trick endings and he's a geo political analyst with the current affairs website you can call him that he believes this journalist. was unlikely to be any sort of action. the propaganda war has now taken an ugly turn and i believe that the recent shooting of the press t.v. bureau correspondent was a targeted assassination because he's working for an iranian state broadcaster so the message is only certain amount of media is allowed to perform in syria and others it's clear now that the the hell that's been unleashed by the u.s. and their allies and the goal states has now reached new levels of violence in the heart of syria in the capital of damascus so this is this is the result of of
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eighteen months or two months two years of progressive planning and trying to get into the country and having foreign fighters all over all over the different regions in syria and now the violence is coming to damascus it's very very sad to see the country descending into this sort of chaos but this to be expected. well the intensified terror attacks in the syrian capital did not receive much condemnation from the united nations was general assembly convenes right now in new york of the calls for regime change however have only grown louder with the french and american presidents on unwavering criticism of bashar al assad. one of the states reportedly supplying the syrian rebels with weapons so it's time that arab nations intervene in syria bypassing the u.n. as he was bringing the u. she was covered on the first day of the assembly and. every world leader or high
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figure that took to the podium at the united nations general assembly on tuesday did address the crisis in syria the secretary general ban ki-moon described the war in syria as a regional calamity with global ramifications he urged the international community to act quickly with consensus before he says the crisis spirals out of control now some western leaders took a more aggressive approach with their rhetoric french president francois hollande said that the syrian government of bashar assad has no future among the international community and crawled on the un to immediately cried protections for the syrian opposition groups that are currently occupying the northern part of the country u.s. president barack obama also released some criticism additional criticism of bashar al assad saying that time has come for his government to go and the u.s. president also said that the international community should support the vision that the syrians have for the future of their country now we do know that the u.s.
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and its western allies have been pushing for regime change in syria have been pushing for sanctions against syria russia is among the countries that believes diplomatic approach taken to the crisis in syria were i dialogue between the government and the opposition house to be created the united nations is still divided over how to. solves the problem in syria. and world leaders will not be the only ones addressing those gathered at the un headquarters in new york the one the only julian a son still hiding in the ecuadorian embassy in london despite his status as a political refugee he will also be making an appearance i'll be at via video link i will bring you exclusively that live coverage or at twenty two thirty g.m.t. . was i hear.
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i. i. thank for joining us here on r.t. today the square by the greek parliament grew into a scene of chaos today with protesters and police exchanging molotov cocktails and tear gas grenades grease itself is at a standstill today with a nationwide strike paralyzing industry transport and buses up to a million people are taking part in protests with around fifty thousand around parliament alone the action is against a third round of austerity being debated by the government if passed it would mean deep slashes to pensions and a raise in the retirement age to sixty seven let's get more on this right now and what to expect today attorney a professor of course of the federal law mr george thanks so much for coming on the program today a pleasure to see you as i'm sure you are hearing
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a moment ago molotov cocktails began flying early today these latest cuts have been in the pipeline for months why we've seen these protests now and what exactly are they about with you see we are now with. the explosion in greece because after two years of the stupid measures that not only show been going through this there are not skilled facing that but on the other hand the. strength of the you know many people in greece for the forthcoming not to me. it's used to be should really normal to be informed of this and i think the new thing is that we share of when we were doing stories of the utopian years of the it was the sense of for three. days before in portugal if you know the results of the mother. so you can see the eve of the trades unions though for you to be unselfish so maybe even if you sort of kind of expect me to. put the pieces of this estate ignitions
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if you have a no profit a resonance among the public there we were just showing the latest pictures of you and you and i were talking molotov cocktails far on the streets tear gas stun grenades you name it i one of the popular slogans that were today's protest is quote dictatorship must and what does that mean because wasn't the current government only elected very recently it has been elected on a very different mandate. the majority more and that is the agreements between greece and it's an interest in the state without any going through negotiations they have. to smoke you and the other european leaders just to implement all of the form and i believe it's true this is a. a lot of people think so that the second
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phase of into so moreover that besides that this is the feeling that it's been betrayed very very difficult just believe it or like no twenty five percent of the greeks were patients and growing to sixty percent of the young people. say this cannot stand it when you talk about the massive unemployment levels i mean it's worth noting it's been revealed that greece's deficit is actually twice as large as previously thought do you think you think greece has the stamina to can continue carrying on like this if there is not exactly i think of starting. their own recipe it's the second of recipe that's really that. it's just not at least up to the disease itself because we see that these two years of that but austerity measures this fear that has not decreased it's now actually bigger than it would have used to be despite the show last year. or into a few months we have also this engine of economy so it's
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a kind of the susceptible we can look to reduce the debt a state where making the economy bourse in the life of a people will be set up you know of course it's going to be a way out of the crisis in georgia tony and professor of constitutional or a great pleasure to have you on the program today as a thank you. i will after a short break here on r.t.i. we take a look at the protests in madrid and one of the demonstrators who we talked to told us of a systematic provocations made by the police in an effort to evoke a reaction from the protesters. nation ship for profit of big business scandals in the u.k. where giant companies could be owing their success to some very powerful backers deep inside the government.
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only. this is our show thank you for joining us today we were just talking about the ongoing demonstrations in athens regarding their austerity measures and athens was not the only place to deal with that kind of scene there was also a huge ride in madrid last night with tens of thousands of protesters surrounding the parliament and provoking a very hard response from spanish law enforcement more than one hundred people were either arrested or injured in the ensuing skirmishes as police charge the crowds. managed to get himself right into the middle of. tens of thousands of people were out on the streets in numbers but then it turned someone on it was so protesters throwing projectiles at police there's also a constant thought of fireworks being set off in and around the amassed house with them police moved in in force and they pushed back those demonstrators chased down
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making quite forcible arrests we see a large number being detained a large number being injured in the proceedings that followed taken away by ambulances now this is being a racially occupied the parliament and the intention originally will surround the town here in madrid and try and get their message out and see us there see a noble cuts to health care spending in education the salaries and shops watching this huge part of the full display on both sides we've heard the chant throughout the course of the weapons our hands now when it comes to austerity well we're hearing reports as a budget on this issue will be discussed later this week by the corresponding scope of projecting the budget for next year and we're already hearing that potentially there could be a freeze when it comes to cuts the health care cuts to spending on education
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that could really be seen as a backlash from what we've seen so far three establish a sions that have been golfing spain amateurish in response. well more protests are planned in madrid today demonstrators are clearing they will not stop until their voices are heard one of them victor sampedro from the radio one the car lot university says he saw police goading protesters. what happened is that there were constant but of ok sure to police they began to beat people up new various small groups. just to get the last scenes of daylight and. fear to to to scare the people so they wouldn't cause in ninety three day began to. beat on people of course there where the demonstrators.
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did. it is. despair of the population. there seems some willing to turn violent is the. blue shield for war politics against their population tracy and. beating up their populations. well you can always find many more reports from our london london bureau online at r.t. dot com here's some of what's already lined up for you there right now waves of anger leaders of japan and taiwan to stage a real life battleship game as tokyo's coast guard uses water cannons to repel tai pays for tiller away from disputed islands. to live or let die it's a long road to hell for a texas murderer a person enter the execution chamber for a third time twice since receive the last minute stay of execution.
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twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow where the pain caused by the global financial heart attack still has the british government groping for a cure but plans for deep welfare and employment cuts have been met with anger and accusations the politicians are protecting corporations from the austerity blast radius. a look at why britain's top bosses are making more than ever. can you get that far without having friends in high places apparently not it's a march that the oil giant has been cozying up to none other than the u.k. business secretary dr vince cable cables been described as the moral center of the coalition government has even pegged by some to succeed nick clegg as leader of the liberal democrats but it's all been called into question over his links to the company behind me he acted as chief economist for the company in the mid one nine
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hundred ninety s. in a letter to sent to the business secretary from the c.e.o. of shell back in march of this year the oil executive thanked the right on rable m.p. for being the contact minister for shell during cable's time that shell is faced with a number of lawsuits including and i could station a propping up a violent act to ship and a summary execution of nine activists in nigeria but fifteen million dollars later that was settled out of court the company's questionable human rights record hasn't affected easy access to u.k. government officials just last month it was revealed that shell round so called schmooze with owens the senior government minister has disguised a straining course says but just how close is too close defense minister liam fox found out last year he had to stand down from his job. that is best friend businessman adam verity had accompanied him on eighteen different meetings overseas
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this year culture secretary jeremy hunt was revealed to have just been so friendly with the bosses of news international that he exchanged hundreds of text messages with them while overseeing that bid to take over the largest broadcasting company in the u.k. hunt wasn't sucked but moved on to become head of the health department many observers say it's the u.k. ministers lack of accountability in relation to accusations such as these that concerns them the most. artie's polly reporting now the outrage over allegations of torture in georgian prisons has followed the country's president all the way to new york more than one hundred georgian nationals greeted her severely with heckles on booze outside the united nations building and the president was there to address the u.n. general assembly the protesters demanded saakashvili is resignation in the wake of revelations of inmate abuse in the country's jails meanwhile in georgia's capital
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protests sparked by the prison abuse claims continued with thousands of students packing the city's streets for the scandal broke out just ahead of elections seriously undermining the ruling party's chances. or it's also a billion casualties are from the drone strike campaign in pakistan are being severely downplayed by the us government in fact an independent report from two of america's top law schools says deaths far exceed official estimates of the impact strikes have on local communities on the damage to american pakistani relations is also virtually ignored by washington this according to the new report and john america from the brave new foundation hopes the study opens the door for more accurate information. the government said it's exceedingly rare that civilians have been killed as a result of these drone strikes they even say they do they put the number in single digits which is absurd based on a host of different organizations that follow these things there has not been the
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kind of critical reporting that should happen on something of such a magnitude another problem is how the government classifies people in this region any male of the age of eighteen is considered a militant by the government's own. two faced accusations about who is who is targeted how they are targeted who is a militant what milton actually means the government there are too many contradictions for this to be true so. it's definitely worrisome. there's are too scared to program not to see you again today though we all understand the conflict between china and japan over these disputed islands in the china sea that is trying to see what is hurting business particularly as i understand japanese companies are suffering yeah exactly and that's because chinese people are now refusing to buy what is good in a protest which is forcing auto giant toyota to out by slashing production in china
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the world's biggest car market of the cells collapse a staggering sixty percent of the top japanese firms have already halted production there after security fears and china is the country's biggest trading partner closing the tokyo stock market to hit another in today's session european stocks and they are still managing to slide by the most in two months that says the protests over in madrid that you're covering yourself there are measures i want to mention the spanish was the ibex is down now this hour three point three percent the worst performer in europe now staying with spain banking giant social general says it slashed its exposure to spanish debt and a move to get rid of the riskiest news comes after the fresh violence image you can see that erupted the chief executive of the bank added his almost half exposure to spain sovereign debt will also cutting holdings in other troubled peripheral your i say ireland portugal greece and italy such as paul says he's shifting his
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investment focus to russia clearly it's a much more profitable market with much potential and will be able to see the year as response so all of that you can see on the screen just there is indeed the violence is causing it to fall to a more than. for the reverse still managing to lose out to the basket we're experiencing sharp falls for the moscow exit markets taking their cue from the international ones and also prices well aren't helping it matters now reaching a seven week low that's really hurting energy stocks in particular so we're going to see those stocks in russia we're also going to talk. one of the biggest stocks here which is as wide as you call losses out of the alsace around two and a half percent in negative territory now spread like executive power given the amount of sauce in the day's trade on the london stock exchange says in russia's biggest lender got off to a modest elves' the bank raised over five billion dollars through a second to public offering in london i must specify joins sixty one club those
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from russia already quoted only have us eight together they've combined four hundred fifty billion dollars. of what's in my bank or written about you hardly surprising all you do is shop oh see you soon back and over here i'd say we've got a special report called european extremists hope you can stay with us for that. good laboratory to mccurry was easy to build needs most sophisticated robot which on fortunately doesn't give a darn about anything turns mission to teach music creation why it should care about human to endure this is why you should care only on the.
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